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Van Niekerk breaks 400m world record

Two years later she began coaching Van Niekerk, a marketing student at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein, where Botha was the head athletics coach. "I'm just happy that I won and that's the key thing. I'm so grateful for this opportunity a...

US men's basketball edges France 100-97; Thompson scores 30

This time he didn't play at all because of a toe injury. Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the Olympic stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ,...

Father of Orlando killer spotted among Clinton supporters calling for gun control

Clinton said at the rally that she knows many family members and friends are still grieving for the victims and promised to be there for them as their rebuild their lives. He said: " It's a Democratic party, so everyone can join". Seddique Matee...

Cubs fire stadium DJ who made staggeringly frightful song choice

While with the Yankees, Chapman served a 30-game suspension to start the season for violating MLB's domestic violence policy. It didn't take long for those in attendance to notice that the team was playing an extremely inappropriate and insensitive...

Italy's Elia Viviani crashes, wins men's omnium

After winning the penultimate sprint, Viviani knew the gold was all but secure unless either Mark Cavendish or 2012 champion Lasse Norman Hansen managed to launch an audacious late attack. The Manx missile, who missed out on the medals in Beijing eig...

Venus Williams' chance for history comes up short in mixed doubles final

After a back-and-forth first set that lasted 55 minutes, Mattek-Sands and Sock jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second set before Williams and Ram clawed back, thanks in part to Mattek-Sands, who suddenly lost her serve. He has partnered with a number of ...

Thompson of Jamaica wins Olympic gold in women's 100 meters

While Thompson received plenty of hype as the Jamaican sprinting superstar of the future, her arrival wasn't expected quite this early. Thompson ended Fraser-Pryces bid to cop a third successive Olympic 100m gold , as she took control of the race ...

"Extreme measures:" Olympics organizers to drain green pool, refill it

Officials tried to use chemicals to make it clearer, but it didn't work. The water polo pool at the Rio de Janeiro Aquatics Centre will be drained completely after it was revealed that an unauthorised dump of 80 litres of hydrogen peroxide was res...

Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed

Just before the finish, a group of protesters carrying banners climbed over barriers and ran onto the course before being intercepted by police on motorbikes. Watching Des LInden run a patient race and go from nearly a minute back to within striking ...

Ethiopian steeplechaser Etenesh Diro finishes heat with one shoe at Rio Olympics

There were still two and a half laps to go when her right shoe came off after she got tangled up with two other runners. Approximately halfway through the race, a tumble on the track resulted in Diro losing part of her shoe. "I stood on a drainage ...

Green pool to be drained, refilled for synchronized swimming

Friday marked three days since the once blue water began turning green, and two days since Olympic officials insisted it was getting better. The diving pool's water turned a murky green earlier in the week midway through the synchronized events and...

Arsenal ace: This is my target for the Premier League

There were suggestions in the press that Wenger might rush the 30-year-old back sooner than expected and start him against Liverpool to help ease Arsenal's crisis in defence. "We finished second last season and we have all the desire to improve as a ...

Rio Olympics: Reserve Cavendish reportedly snubs team pursuit finals

In an interview with Sky Sports, he said: "Especially Brad, he has been super stressed". He wants to be a hero and all that. "In her first world championships for an athlete to spend that time chatting with his team-mates, with someone he hasn't pr...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins Community Shield for Man United

First official game, we played for the trophy and we won". And Fuchs reacted: "I think it was a good performance and we had our chances, a couple more chances than United". I won't tell you; 'yes we are looking [for new players]', but if somethin...

Snapshot of Katie Ledecky's cool childhood

Ledecky, the rising USA swimming sensation, shaved 1.91 seconds off her own world record on the way to the 400m gold, the first stage of a rare treble she hopes to complete along with the 200m and 800m. Australia's Emma McKeon took the bronze (1:54...

Cleveland Cavaliers to open 2016-17 National Basketball Association preseason at home against Orlando

Some of the squads connected to Love were the Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and the Denver Nuggets, but perhaps none of these organizations will land him when the Cavs finally deal him away. Hardcore NBA fans already know how good Karl-Anthony Towns r...

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Rio Olympic Games day five preview

When Engleder realized she had won, she dropped down to her knees and screamed with excitement to the crowd. A stellar performance from Team GB's swimmers yesterday has made the Rio Olympics Team GB's best in the pool since the Los Angeles Olympic ...

Australians vent census privacy concerns

Young has maintained that linkage keys, the ability to use linkage keys to link data sets and the data sets themselves are three, mutually exclusive steps and that no one person can access more than one of these steps. Even courts, prime ministers ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "I want to race. I'm not ready to quit".

I got to talk to Boris Said who's basically my road racing coach to start so that was cool today. When I started, Ron Fellows, Scott Pruett and those guys who were true road-course guys were the guys you looked at to be the dominant force. "I just fe...

Team GB wins first gold medal at Rio Olympics

And after he won gold in Sunday's final, again breaking his own world record with a time of 57.13 seconds, she couldn't contain her grandmotherly pride. Peaty had stayed off Twitter in the days leading up to his event. And in Sunday's final, Peaty ...

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Francia, Usa e Gran Bretagna pronte ad attaccare la Siria

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Donovan Mitchell broke record for most three-pointers by a rookie

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The Undertaker returns at WWE WrestleMania!

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If I come out of retirement, it'll be for a UFC fight

I go into retirement, I come back. Mayweather did not specify who he would want to fight, but UFC star Conor McGregor would be the biggest bout. If we can get together with Dana ...

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The result means Chelsea are now a whopping 10 points behind Tottenham in fourth, while West Ham move six points clear of the relegation zone. "Football is simple: If you score...

Nadal Downs Zverev To Force Decider

Holder France was tied 1-1 with Italy in Genoa , and 2005 victor Croatia was also deadlocked against visitor Kazakhstan after a day of thrilling action on indoor red clay in Vara...

Max Holloway Declared Medically Unfit to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

Nurmagomedov's original opponent, the interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson , had to pull out from the fight less than a week ago, due to a knee injury. Khabib Nurmagomedov , ...

Woods driving well, birdies 3rd hole at Masters

It sounds like the final hole at Amen Corner is going to get a little longer and at least one golfer says hallelujah. "But I couldn't think of a more special place to do it". "My w...

Common Wealth Games 2018: Gururaja opens India's account with silver in weightlifting

Manika Batra hardly broke a sweat in her 11-3, 11-5, 11-3 victory over Erandi Warusawithana in the first singles before Sutirtha Mukherjee made it 2-0 up for India with an easy 11...

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Lacazette brace as Arsenal thrash CSKA Moscow

Lacazette brace as Arsenal thrash CSKA Moscow

Ozil then set up Ramsey for his glorious improvised second, before also picking out Lacazette - starting for the first time since January 30 - as the Gunners opened up a three-goal...

Commonwealth Games: Ghana's Kente Steals Show At Opening Ceremony

Commonwealth Games: Ghana's Kente Steals Show At Opening Ceremony

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games . Athletes from 71 teams that will compete in 275 events across 19 sports ...

Van Dijk relishing City test

Van Dijk relishing City test

Did we think before the first game we would lose 5-0? No. When it comes to Premier League records, you'd expect Manchester City to be featuring heavily this season as they marc...

Spurs' Leonard again rehabbing injury in NY

Spurs' Leonard again rehabbing injury in NY

A recent report by FanSided's Sir Charles in Charge said that the team might end up trading the former NBA Finals MVP to his hometown squad, the Los Angeles Lakers, this summer...

76ers get the worst on Joel Embiid head injury

76ers get the worst on Joel Embiid head injury

With eight games remaining in the regular season and no injury worse than "facial contusion" now attached to the collision, Sixers fans are hoping for a smooth recovery so that Em...